One Determined  Dad… meet Pastor Lee Jong-rak Almost every night, an alarm rings in the home of Lee Jong-rak and his wife. It signals that a baby has been dropped off in a drop box installed in the outer wall of their home to provide a safe place for babies that would otherwise be left to die […]

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Redirected Director: Brian Ivie When Brian Ivie first read about Pastor Lee Jong-rak’s story in the Los Angeles Times, he immediately thought it would be his ticket into a big film festival. As a young director just finishing film school, Ivie gathered some friends and flew to Seoul, Korea,to make a documentary about the work […]

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From Basketball Player and Model to Mentor: Willie Briscoe Written by Kelli Gillespie Many kids enter the world of sports and decide they want to be a professional player. It’s a dream that the largest percentage never come close to attaining. But Willie Briscoe was different. His entry came about as a means to keep […]

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SERT Ministries: How Simple Acts of Courage Are Changing The Lives of Women In Bondage Across The Nation “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ ” Matthew 25:40 Written by Shelley Barski In as little […]

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Meet Ex-Stripper Katie Written by Kelli Gillespie Divorced and with two small children, Katie (who asked that her last name not be used) was just looking for the best life she could give her family – even if it meant a profession that involved a pole. But after an encounter with Erin Stevens and her […]

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Stepping Out To Extend God’s Love Led To Unique Ministry For Todd & Erin Stevens Written by Kelli Gillespie Todd and Erin Stevens aren’t your typical husband-wife pastor team. They think-outside-the-box, practice what they preach, and are using creative ways to show God’s love to their Mt. Juliet community in Tennessee, which even includes a […]

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Making A Difference On School Campuses: Carlos Nicasio Is Reaching A New Generation Written by Henry Orltip Raised in what he describes as a strict Christian home, by his early teen years, Carlos Nicasio was on a path of rebellion. He turned to gangs, drugs and a destructive lifestyle. By his own admission, he says […]

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Spreading God’s Love Through Soccer: Meet Haiti Missionary Rich Mears From an affluent childhood, to his father’s murder and surviving a gun shot to his own leg during an outreach attempt in Haiti, life has been anything but predictable for Missionary Rich Mears.  Risen traveled to Port-au-Prince to catch up with Mears to see firsthand the […]

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Spreading God’s Love Through Soccer: Meet Haiti Missionary Rich Mears Written by Henry Ortlip From an affluent childhood, to his father’s murder and surviving a gun shot to his own leg during an outreach attempt in Haiti, life has been anything but predictable for missionary Rich Mears.  Risen traveled to Port-au-Prince to catch up with […]

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Company Helps Local Craftsmen Grow Businesses Across the Globe: AION Founder Michael Massie Written by Kelli Gillespie AION, (pronounced eye-on) consists of a group of designers focusing on adventure and nature to create a community across the globe for fair-trade clothing. Founder Michael Massie emphasizes that the company collaborates with local craftsmen in various cities […]

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